Giggles by Gabby is a quick lighthearted look at Gabby Sparks, a free-spirited person who has moved to San Francisco and started working for Neiman Marcus but has discovered that she is not suited for the rigorous rules governing her new job. She has amused herself by sketching a graphic novel that she has titled “Aguaman” only to meet the sexy inspiration in person as he delivers water to her workplace. Gabby’s best friend Delilah is named after her deceased grandmother who is keeping an eye on both of them from beyond the grave. The younger Delilah is about to marry Josh, Gabby’s brother, and he wants Gabby to be as happy as they are, hopefully by falling for his best man. Gabby has her own ideas about the perfect mate and discovers that her own “Aguaman”, Jose, is a superhero both in and out of the bedroom.
This was a cute concept but too many unresolved elements squished into the all too short story. Explosive love scenes complete with giggling afterglows support the title but it would be nice to know more about the superhero although it might be a bit awkward for the future of his and Gabby’s relationship if he has to have an intimate connection with every person he saves. Sex between lustful grandparent ghosts is a novel theme although it is a shame that they have rules preventing voyeurism that would ensure that they no longer are able participate in the act. This is a story to whet one’s appetite for more.
Gabrielle Sparks’ dream job is a nightmare. The only perk for the vibrant, young extrovert is the gorgeous Latino guy who delivers spring water. She sketches him as superhero Agua man. Little does she know that she’s “outing” San Francisco’s only real superhero.
Jose Santiago carries giant water bottles over one well-muscled shoulder. Joe Cooler, as he’s nicknamed, takes on a different role whenever anyone calls for help. Can Joe pose for the adorable artist without revealing that Agua man lives? He might have to see himself in the funny papers since his lust is anything but funny.
Note: Part of the proceeds from this book is being donated to the family of Lara Anne Punches, whose life ended tragically and too early.